I've been having a great week. Work has been pretty miserable but I've been ignoring that pretty well and it's always that way. My training has been kicking ass. Sunday my daughter ran with me for the first time. We did 60/60 run/walk intervals and she dropped me on every interval. But by the end I was keeping up better than I thought I could. She broke me out of my fat-guy shuffle and today my run was an actual, honest-to-goodness jog. I felt like an Olympian.
Today, we found out she made the high school volleyball team as a freshman. I'm always proud of her but I'm beaming this evening. Apparently she was really worried about her chances because when she found out she broke down. I felt so bad for her and happy for her at the same time. I can't wait for the season to begin.
Last Friday I had the oddest swim of my life. It was cool and rainy but I really didn't want to screw up my schedule so I went and was the only swimmer there. The lifeguards actually had to go out and get in the chairs just for me. One of these guards must have felt badly for me because he proceeded to sing in falsetto through my entire swim. I must have looked lonely and in need of serenading and to be honest it kind of made my day. God bless you little lifeguard, God bless you.
Saturday I pick up my new used bike. It's a rocking bike built for someone my height and I can't wait for my first ride.
For my friends and family that read this: Thank you. I'm am a very lucky person to have such wonderful people in my life. Some of them I've only met through this blog but I appreciate the thoughts they send my way. I hope I get to meet them in person, and hopefully on course.